Nemesis

Nemesis In the twenty third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self sustaining orbital colonies One of the colonies Rotor has broken away from the solar system to create its own ren

  • Title: Nemesis
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780553286281
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the twenty third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self sustaining orbital colonies One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light years from Earth a star named Nemesis Now a fifteen year old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesisIn the twenty third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self sustaining orbital colonies One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light years from Earth a star named Nemesis Now a fifteen year old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth s people but she is prevented from warning them Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star they hurtle toward certain disaster.

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    1. My first read of Isaac Asimov's work. It was a mind opening experience, for someone who hadn't read a science fiction work of a grand master level. It is a stand alone novel, and it has no special distinctive idea (unlike Foundation series or Robot series), but the writing style is definitely Asimov's (Of course I can only say this after I've read his other works). Nowadays I reluctant to rate Asimov's fictions full 5 star because his execution in storytelling is not so good, tend to be boring i [...]

    2. 3.5“The same anarchy, the same degeneration, the same thoughtless short-term thinking, all the same cultural and social disparities would continue to prevail—Galaxy-wide.What would there be now? Galactic empires? All the sins and follies graduated from one world to millions? Every woe and every difficulty horribly magnified?Who would be able to make sense out of a Galaxy, when no one had ever made sense out of a single world? Who would learn to read the trends and foresee the future in a who [...]

    3. Nemesis, Isaac Asimov Nemesis is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov. One of his later science fiction novels, it was published in 1989, three years before his death. The novel is loosely related to the future history; connecting several ideas from earlier and later novels, including non-human intelligence, sentient planets (Erythro), and rotor engines (Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain).عنوانها: الهه انتقام؛ ملکه انتقام؛ نویسنده: آی [...]

    4. I AM NOT QUALIFIED TO WRITE THIS REVIEWBUT IN THE SPIRIT OF WEB 2.0, I'LL ATTEMPT TO SPEAK AUTHORITATIVELY ON THE TOPIC.Disclaimer:I didn't realize this audio version was abridged, but when I saw that there were only 4 segments (and that each part was only 45 minutes long), I figured there must be some content removed.So I'm the least qualified person to argue with the other reviewers who said this book was boring, with over-lengthy sections of dialogue that were repetitive and pedantic.But let [...]

    5. A brand new standalone story from the grand master of science fiction must have set fandom ablaze back in 1989 but comparatively prodigious length aside this offered nothing new in the Asimov canon aside from perhaps the authors approach towards things as he faced his impending death.It's the story of Earth's early space travel, as settlers look beyond an Earth teeming with billions of unhappy people to new stars via space habitats built for a limited number (in this case 60k) of inhabitants. A [...]

    6. This book is the ultimate distillation of every (6 or so) of the fictional Asimov books I've read:-- great minds get together and have lengthy discussions based on what they should do based on limited knowledge, and somehow everyone unanimously agrees on the logical course of action-- some weird mystical thing occurs that flies in the face of science or contradicts something he's already stated as a premise in the book

    7. I am sad to think that there are people who have never read Asimov who pick up this book, and then swear off all of his works because this book was SO. TERRIBLE.*The characters are all the same, except for one or two points about them that will be drilled over and over. *Horrible, boring dialog. If you enjoy the subject matter, great, but I really hate plots that are driven by pages and pages of conversation between two people who come to a huge revelation, some glaring fact, or solution JUST by [...]

    8. Nemesis, a red-star threat earthlings.The usage of arevolutionary concept:a superluminal spacecraft solve the problem. Another concept in the book: hyperspace.Future Vision, back in 1989.Just when, two days ago, a team of CERN,has announced that neutrinos (sub-atomic particles) can travel above the speed of lightwell,somewhere Einstein must be reviewing some chapters of his Relativity Theory.[Review of Dec 20, 2011].

    9. Solid science fiction novel from Isaac Asimov, though I would expect nothing less. It could easily be inserted into his Foundation universe and act as the origin story since the plot is about humanity leaving Earth for the very first time. While I wouldn't recommend this book as an introduction to the author's work, it is a standalone and could be picked up whenever. Some of the characters were a little flat and the technical dialogue could drag on at times, but overall I really enjoyed the conc [...]

    10. Özellikle Vakıf dizisini okuyanlar için vakıfvari bir nostalji olacaktır. Vakıfta gördüğünüz tüm teknolojilerin öncüllerine bu kitapta rastlayabilirsiniz.

    11. Κλείνει με ατάκα κλεμμένη από ταινία και αυτό και μόνο αρκεί για να πέσει η βαθμολογία στα τάρταρα αλλά όπως προείπα δεν είναι μόνο αυτό Πρώτη φορά που διάβασα Asimov και απογοητεύτηκα πολύ.

    12. 3 stars - Metaphorosis ReviewsOrbital colonies face tension with an overcrowded Earth. One, with the help of a new drive system, breaks away to orbit an unusual star. A teenage girl on the colony begins to develop a rapport with a local lifeform, while on Earth, her father seeks ways to find the colony and make a family again.This is one of the last of Isaac Asimov's solo novels, and I'm sorry to say it's not his best. It has his usual light-hearted, friendly style, but it lacks the spark of ing [...]

    13. Nemesis è un romanzo di fantascienza del 1989 scritto da Isaac Asimov. Non è ambientato nel suo famoso ciclo della Fondazione né in quello dei robot. È una storia a sé stante, ma alcune citazioni lo collocano all'inizio della storia futura, agli albori della colonizzazione dello spazio.Direi che in una libreria, nella mia per esempio, il libro andrebbe collocato accanto a "Neanche gli Dei" e "La fine dell'eternità", quei romanzi che sono stand-alone, che si possono leggere a parte da tutto [...]

    14. There's something entirely delicious about a well written piece of science fiction. It goes without saying that Isaac Asimov is a good name to look under for examples, but very often with Asimov you're looking at a minimum 3 book commitment. Not so in the case of Nemesis, a beautifully crafted and blissfully short jaunt into a future that not only seems possible, but invokes all the modern-day science documentaries we all love to watch but will rarely admit to enjoying. Nemesis is set at a time [...]

    15. Truthfully, now all grown up, I don't appreciate Asimov the way I used to. It used to be a really neat back-in-time-to-the-future kind of read, where I got to see how people of the 1950's thought things would turn out. Huge computers governing our lives; new social norms springing up (see The Moon is A Harsh Mistress by Heinlein, or Friday by the same); a view of space-travel that was just like what they promised us; rotating space-stations that had variable gravity based on different spots on t [...]

    16. I remember liking this book a lot when I was 12-13, I was a great Asimov and J.K. Rowling fan at that time :P. The best points of the book, rather, the best point is character construction, though if I am to refer to Garabet Ibraileanu's Adela, which I've been forced to read and yes, I do hold a grudge, ''females are always more interested in such aspects. For them "Anna Karenina" isn't exquisitely delightful in style, for them it's Anna, Dolly, Kitty, Vronsky''. Maybe he's right, but then scien [...]

    17. I like the concept of this book and some of the scientific ideas in it. Space Settlements surrounding Earth have been growing and multiplying, and most of them are trying to develop ways of exploring the universe and detaching from Earth. One settlement called Rotor has two discoveries which quickly send it ahead of the rest.I'll stop so I avoid spoilers, but Asimov seems to have had some difficulty bringing this particular plot to a climax. There are several disputes and issues during the cours [...]

    18. Asimov mentions in Nemesis's foreword that Nemesis is not in the same timeline as the Foundation, Empire and Robot series, altough he admits that he might eventually write a book that ties this one to those series. Funnily enough, near the end of "Forward the Foundation" (second book of Foundation series), R. Daneel mentions that "a long time ago, there was a girl on a distant system called Nemesis that had similar mental abilities". I had Nemesis on the bookshelf for a long while, but once I re [...]

    19. This is a mostly escapist novel of intergalactic exploration and alien contact. Asimov generally weaves a good story, and this one is full of characters who are self-consciously making history. Once he mentioned that he never edits his work, and this could definitely have used some editing. Occasionally, mostly in the beginning, he gets pedantic and repetitious. But you keep turning the pages, just so you can find out what happens.

    20. Başlangıçta Vakıf Evreni'ne dahil olan bir eser olmadığı için kitaptan hoşlanmamıştım ama kitabı bitirdiğimde kitabı tam olarak Vakıf Evreni'ne dahil edemesemde Vakıf Evreni'nde cevaplanmayan bazı soruları yanıtladığını farkettiğim için kitabı çok iyi buldum.

    21. Asimov is able to weave complex and engrossing stories without relying on violence. He dares to imagine a future shaped not by weapons but by the ingenuity of the human mind.

    22. Asimov rimane uno dei miei scrittori preferiti di science-fiction ma questo romanzo non mi ha convinto del tutto e non lo ritengo al livello di quelli più famosi appartenenti al ciclo della fondazione ed al ciclo dei robot.Il tema del romanzo è interessante: una stella sconosciuta, che sarà battezzata Nemesis, si sta avvicinando al Sistema Solare e nel giro di 5000 anni potrebbe distruggerlo. Gli scienziati della colonia spaziale Rotor scoprono il pericolo e decidono di abbandonare il sistema [...]

    23. I enjoyed this book, it was interesting and had some cool developments. I liked Marlene, she was a very different and intriguing character. The parts with Crile and Tessa were kinda boring, I skimmed those chapters, as they usually spent their time talking about stuff I didn't understand. There was a lot of technical things in the book that got a little boring. The whole organism thing was cool and being able to talk to Marlene, and even though the ending was good the plot was kind of anti-clima [...]

    24. На мой вкус несколько уступает другим книгам Азимова.Да, в книге есть отличная завязка на нескольких уровнях - и на уровне человеческой судьбы, копания в прошлом, и на уровне технического прогресса. Центральной же темой выступает размышление о природе человека, о том что из [...]

    25. আইজ্যাক আসিমভ সবসময়ই ভালো লাগে। বিশেষ করে ফাউন্ডেশন সিরিজের তুলনা কেবল এই সিরিজই। নেমেসিস পড়ে অন্যরকম একটা আনন্দ পেয়েছি। লেখক নিজে যদি ভূমিকায় এ কথা না বলতেন যে, এটা তার অন্যরকম লেখা, তাহলে [...]

    26. Published three years before the death of one of the great masters of sci-fi in 1989, “Nemesis” is a stand alone novel. Unusually for Asimov there is a strong central female character in the shape of Marlene, a plain but highly intelligent teen, who is very perceptive about what others are thinking. Her character is developped as the story progressesre

    27. Nella prefazione a Nemesis, Asimov dichiara e giustifica la sua scelta di scrivere un romanzo con uno stile semplice e chiaro, alla portata di tutti, per il puro gusto di raccontare una storia di fantascienza e niente più. Non so se è effettivamente a causa di questo, ma Nemesis mi pare una spanna sotto gli altri grandissimi romanzi dello scrittore, che per stile, anticipazione e tematiche hanno meritato il loro giusto posto nella storia della fantascienza moderna. Certo, Nemesis è pur sempre [...]

    28. The only interesting character in Nemesis is Marlene, the fifteen-year-old girl on the space station Rotor. She’s relatively human. The start of the novel has her thinking about a cute boy, who has taken a liking to a much prettier, taller girl. If this were the core story to Nemesis, and the science-fiction branched off around this human situation, it would’ve been great. That would make it similar to I Robot, which is an incredibly grounded sci-fi novel, so grounded you’re not even aware [...]

    29. Sacrilegious though it may be to say, I’m actually not that huge a fan of any of the grand masters of science fiction. I like their stuff, but it isn’t the kind of thing I reread a dozen times and memorize and win contests about (that would be Lord of the Rings). I’m not sure why I feel that way. In Asimov’s case, I typically don’t like his characters, since they often are one-dimensional. (Foundation is a classic example. Tons of books, and a grand total of one appealing character.)In [...]

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